Social Determinants of Health Workshop

June 21st, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Zoom

The University of Minnesota (U of M) will be hosting a free workshop on Social Determinants of Health and is open to everyone. There will be discussions on social determinants of health and aging, and case studies that connects health and its impacts. The workshop will feature three speakers with relation to public health. Please join us by registering below.


3 CEU credits will be available for Nursing Home Administrators
(LNHA), Assisted Living Directors (LALD), and Social Workers
(SW), and we will provide a certificate of attendance.


Rajean P. Moone, PhD, LNHA/LALD, FGSA (Associate Director of Education – Center for Healthy Aging & Innovation, School of Public Health)

Robbin Frazier (Associate Director of Equity and Community Engagement)

Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD (Director, Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation, School of Public Health)

Monthly Update from the MN CHW Alliance Executive Director: Adrianna Lobitz

I am so excited to be sharing the first monthly blog update from the Alliance’s Executive Director with you. My name is Adri Lobitz- I have been in this role for six months. I am already elated with the growth the Alliance has undergone and the exciting opportunities on the horizon.

Since the beginning of the year, the Alliance has been working hard to advocate and garner support for legislation to be passed that will fortify and grow the CHW field in Minnesota. Passing this legislation will build the capacity of CHWs to address health disparities and Social Determinates of Health, establish awareness of the importance and impact of CHWs, and increase organizational readiness for those who employ CHWs. If you would like to assist in this effort, please reach out to your representative to let them know the importance of CHWs and encourage them to support this funding.

The Alliance continues to host monthly CHW Learning Circle meetings on the first Wednesday of every month and a Supervisor Roundtable every month. If you would like to be added to the email list for either of these events, please reach out to me at

Thank you for visiting the Alliance’s website and blog! I hope you have found this site to be a resource on CHWs and a place for connection on our CHW Registry. I am looking forward to continuing to share updates with you and more opportunities to connect with the Alliance.

In community,


Registration for Unity 2022 is Now Open!

Registration for the 2022 virtual Unity Conference and Annual Meeting on August 3-4 is now open! The 2022 theme is CHWs: the Past, Present and Future of Community Health.
Unity is an annual meeting and interactive event organized by the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW). We invite Community Health Workers (including promoters/as, community health representatives (CHRs), aunties, outreach workers, peers and numerous other titles) and our allies to register today!

Current NACHW CHW members can attend the conference for FREE, and Ally members attend at a discounted rate. While anyone can attend this conference, only NACHW members in good standing will have the opportunity to vote on a slate of new board members during the annual members meeting on August 3rd.
The first 400 registrants will receive a complimentary swag box delivered to their home! Swag boxes are supported by our sponsors!  To register, visit

Register Here.

Free Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Programming in Minnesota Webinar

At this webinar, there will discussion on evidence-based shaken baby syndrome prevention that should be shared with parents prior to their infant reaching 2 weeks of age. This webinar will also feature local partners discussing their experiences in implementing prevention strategies in Minnesota. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. We hope you will join us and we hope you will consider sharing this invitation with others.

Title: Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Programming in Minnesota

Date: June 30, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 PM Central Time

Where: Zoom

You can register for this event at:

MN Frontline Worker Pay

To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed a law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Details of the program, including the application process and timeline, are online at Visit the website to sign up to receive emailed updates about Frontline Worker Pay.
Who is eligible
There are initially two parts to who is eligible to apply: the work requirements and the job sector.
Work requirements
To be eligible for Frontline Worker Pay, the applicant:
• must have been employed at least 120 hours in Minnesota in one or more frontline sectors between March 15, 2020, and June 30, 2021;
• for the hours worked during this time period the applicant –
• was not able to telework due to the nature of the individual’s work and
• worked in close proximity to people outside of the individual’s household;
• must meet the income requirements for at least one of the 2020 or 2021 tax years –
• workers with direct COVID-19 patient care responsibilities must have had an adjusted
gross income* less than $350,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly, or less than
$175,000 for other filers and
• for workers in occupations without direct COVID-19 patient care responsibilities, the
adjusted gross income* limit is $185,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly, or $85,000
for other filers; and
• must not have received an unemployment insurance benefit payment for more than 20
weeks on a cumulative basis for weeks between March 15, 2020, and June 26, 2021.
*More about adjusted gross income:

Job sectors

  1. building services, including maintenance, janitorial and security;
  2. child care;
  3. courts and corrections;
  4. emergency responders;
  5. food service, including production, processing, preparation, sale and delivery;
  6. ground and air transportation services;
  7. health care;
  8. long-term care and home care;
  9. manufacturing;
  10. public health, social service and regulatory service;
  11. public transit;
  12. retail, including sales, fulfillment, distribution and delivery;
  13. schools, including charter schools, state schools and higher education;
  14. temporary shelters and hotels; and
  15. vocational rehabilitation

Where to apply
After the application is ready, eligible workers will have 45 days to apply for Frontline Worker Pay at Visit the webpage for helpful resources, such as answers to frequently asked questions, informational handouts in multiple languages, brief how-to videos and more.

CHWs, if you haven’t already done so, and if you are eligible, please take this time to apply for this!

We appreciate all the work that you do to support the communities we serve. Thank you!